Fireside Fragrance Oil - CandleScience
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After multiple attempts, we've finally captured the true essence of sitting by a cozy fire with our Fireside fragrance oil. Familiar and distinctive, this scent melds notes of smoke and wood into a warm union of clove, amber, sandalwood, and patchouli.

Note Profile:
Top: Saffron
Middle: Clove, Incense, Sandalwood
Base: Amber, Patchouli, Smoke

Suggested Colors: Yellow, Red, Orange
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Note: Bottles filled by weight, levels may vary.

Candle Safe Yes Usage: 3-10%
Soap Safe Yes Usage: 2-4%
Lotion Safe Yes Usage: 1-2%
Vanillin Content 0%
Soy Performance
Flashpoint 225 °F
Phthalate Free Yes
Prop 65 Warning Required No
Diffuser Base Compatible No

*Usage amounts are recommendations only. Individual usage amounts can vary based on your desired fragrance strength, wax type, soap base, or lotion base. See IFRA certificate for max usage levels.

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(based upon 61 reviews)

Yep, smells like a fire

This scent oil smells like a camp fire, through and through. Very bold and smoky. Mixing it with other scents like Whiskey, Cranberry Woods, Cinnamon Red Hots etc adds a nice little smoky note without being overpowering. I would not, however, recommend it as a standalone scent unless you truly want your house to smell like someone lit a bonfire indoors.

Wow how’d you do that?!

I’m blown away! I want sure about this scent just smelling it in the bottle but once added to either coconut soy wax or the parrafin soy wax and you get that sitting by the fireside smell!!! Omg the hot and cold throw props again to CS I’m so impressed! Great job!


I’ve ordered this twice now and I love it. It is a versatile scent. I hope CS never changes!

No !!

Has no hot throw in 464. Tried my second bottle.

Secret Weapon

I'll be honest -- I don't know what this scent smells like alone in wax, because I've only used it mixed with other scents. That said, this is my secret weapon. I hope it never goes away. Have something that's a little too clean, or just missing that extra note? Need to add a smoky, sexy edge to a scent? This will do it! It gives a complex background to many simpler scents, so I always have a huge bottle at my disposal! <3

Don't Be Discouraged By OOB Scent, This One Really Pays Off In The End

So this is one of those tricky fragrance oils that really transforms for the better from its OOB scent to the final scent in a finished candle, so don't be discouraged by that initial sniff, which smells like a very strong chemical, sort of like rubbing alcohol but somehow even worse. Give this one a chance, though, because that same chemical note that smells bad when concentrated is exactly what makes this scent so amazing and unique once it is mellowed out in a finished candle. This is a unique scent among all of the typical burning wood types of fragrances out there. It really does capture the best aspects of the essence of the atmosphere around a fire. The name FireSIDE is quite apt. This is not a typical wood smoke scent, but again it is unique and quite awesome capturing a more atmospheric fire scent. I highly recommend trying it, to my fellow fans of realistic fiery themed scents. This fragrance oil also blends like a champ, if you need to cater to customers who prefer more "fantasy" interpretations over realistic ones, or if that is your own preference. 1:3 ratio of Fireside to other fragrance oils does amazing things, you will have a blast if you like doing your own custom blends. I also tried a 1:1:1 blend of Fireside, a vanilla musk FO and a cedar wood FO, and the finished result in a few tester paraffin votives is amazing.


I mixed this with Caribbean teakwood and a dash of whiskey. I cannot keep it in stock! Sexy!!!!

This FO smells like burning rubber to me when it is by itself but when you mix it with other FO's it turns out beautifully. A little bit goes a very long way because Fireside can be a bit overpowering but I'm not complaining, I love a strong scent!


I just didn't like it for some reason. Just want what I expected and gave me a headache every time I opened the bottle.

Love it

This smells EXACTLY like Cedre 11 from LeLabo. Masculine high end fragrance.

On point

The Fireside fragrance oil is the best "campfire" fragrance I've found amongst the fragrance oil companies. It smells exactly like you would expect it to smell. I am very pleased. I will definitely be stocking up before the season is over.

Warm, campy

This was a more warm and campy smell I added to my candles. It did not sell as well as I expected at the festival I just went to but that doesn't mean this isn't still a good buy. It is a bit on the strong side (1oz per pound) but many people in my area want a strong smell.

Love this one. Did a blend of 80% Fireside and 20% Cypress Bayberry. It's definitely a very outdoors-y, campfire scent, but all of my tester friends loved it. I did find however that even at pouring at 10%, the cold throw was a bit on the weak side (with 464 wax). Might have to up to 12%. Has anyone else mixed it with another fragrance or have recommendations? Would love to hear.

Top Seller

We love this fragrance! This one has been a favorite of ours for a few years now. Hope it never changes!


Least popular scent! Smelled really terrible!

Fancy Fire!

This is one of my favorite oils. I use it alone or blended with others and it is just perfect. On its own it smells much more highend than some of the other fall scents. If you are looking for that perfect smokey oil, look no more. I am obsessed with it!

Perfect for Wooden Wicks

I LOVE this fragrance! Fireside is by far my favorite of all of my different fragrances, especially with wooden wicks!


I love this scent. They nailed it. It’s like sitting in a forest surrounded by pines with a fire burning. There’s not an overpowering Smokey smell which I rather like bc it evokes a deeper scent memory than simply fire smoke. Well done. Lovely.

Definitely smells like a fire

This one is spot on for smelling like a fire. However, I don't like it. It smells a lot like a dying fire, mostly ash and smoke. But if that's what you're into, go for it!


Like most fragrances you have too add your own flavor to make it really stand out. That's all part of being a creative candle maker. This one is my best response in the masculine side of my line. I added some ingredients(sandalwood, bourbon etc) from other companies as side players ..Yes you can get really close to Diptyque or Parks version..Ive also smelled it in other lines added with S'mores vibes...Its way cooler to side venture into your own thing with this one...

Band Aid

I got this as a free sample. As soon as we smelled it we both said it smelled like a band aid. Even opened a box of band aids to compare. Dead on! I was excited to try it but now we don't know what to do with it.

Strong and Smoky

Great smoky scent - perfect for a night by the (candle) fire. This we made these in their own candle, but we think this would be perfectly mixed with another holiday scent.

Smoky Sandalwood

Smells too smoky right out of the bottle. I liked it much better in wax but it's not a jaw dropping scent. In wax it smells more like sandalwood which i do enjoy.

Missed the Mark

I was looking through the reviews before I picked this up, and was hoping it really would smell smoky. Unfortunately, I really don't think it does, let alone smell like you're by the fire. It smells like an old man wearing a cologne he's had sitting in a moth-ball rich closet for 20 years. Is it unpleasant? That's going to depend on you, but unless I got a bad batch, this is not going to be anything like sitting by a fire. Much more like sitting next to your great-grandpa, who may have been at a bonfire, I guess? Give it a go if you're searching for a more unique masculine scent, but skip it if you're trying to get a smoke or fire scent.

Smells amazing!

Such a great scent! Super strong and great throw in both soy candles and melts! Love, love, love! :)


This scent is a powerhouse in my shop. Amazing scent, amazing throw and one of the fastest shippers in the business. Thank you SO MUCH! :)


Smells Just like being by a fire! Used in 464 at 12%. Hot throw is soft and light. I like strong scents but do you really want a strong smoky scent in your house? Cold throw is nice! Some people sniff it and love it and some don't! Its been selling pretty good!


I don't know what else I expected from a fireside, but this is just a little too smoky to me. I originally bought it to make a candle inspired by ski lodges, but I would best describe this as what you smell when you say "Is something on fire??" Very smoky. I can see myself using it blended with other scents, but on its own it's a little too unpleasant.

Similar to Dypyique Feu de Bois

I used this scent for soy candles. I agree that it smells very similar to Dypyique Feu de Bois. Masculine, high-end fragrance.

One of our favorites.

A wonderful scent that we've been using for numerous candles.

A true smokey scent. I would not recommend on using this scent by itself, but blending it with other scents just gives them this nice complexity my clients LOVE!

Fireside and Whiskey

I love this smokey fireside scent. Mixed it with whiskey, tones it down very well. Perfect for the holidays! Love my Candlesciecne fragrances. I have spent so much money and given away many candles, now I need to sell more. Everyone loves them. Working on my Etsy to get some sales!!
Thanks, CS keep them coming.

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bought 1oz now buying16oz

I hate it. Husband likes it.

Smells like cedar and cheap cologne. I hate it and it took forever to get the smell out of my kitchen. My husband likes it though, so 3 stars.


I am using this scent on my Holiday line.... although it doesn't smell quite like a fireside (to me), it reminds me of a scent called Flannel that I smelled in a store recently. It definitely has a cozy smell to it, but it also smells a bit like mens cologne? Not bad, though!


If you love the smell of sitting next to the fire place, this scent is for you. I love to smell this candle, but I'm not sure if I would want my whole house to smell "smoky" ?? Jury is out on that one.. So I won't be using this in my line at this time. But It is what it claims to be! I plan to try mixing this with another scent in the future, as I do like it a lot. Used in 464 Soy Wax at 1oz/1lb, nice strong cold throw, waiting on cure times to determine hot throw.

This is hands-down the worst fragrance I've tried so far,...and I agree that it smells like burnt rubber or something of that sort. I made candles with it anyway...let's see what my customers say.


HORRIBLE!!! smells like cheap mens cologne!!!!!! normally candle science never lets us down.... but this was just terrible!!!!!

FiresideCandlesCo on Etsy

This is my all time favorite fireside scent. I have tried fragrances from other companies and always come back to this one. It is the only one that I have found that has that smokey, true fireside element. This has always been my #1 seller, great throw!

Love it

I make soy candles and I love the woodsy-smokey scent it adds.

Made this in GB 464 1 ounce/1 pound and at that ratio got a very good cold and hot throw. But to me, my husband, and a friend, none of us detected a smokey woodsy scent. We all smelled a strong men's cologne or aftershave. I can't give this candle away, this is not all what I was expecting.

Incredible throw - best fragrance.

This scent sold out at one event, in one evening. I'm so glad I'd gifted a few to my family before selling, because I had a feeling they would go quickly. Smells so much like Dypyique Feu de Bois - just an incredible winter fragrance. Please keep this one coming, CandleScience. High end, and beautiful,

Not even close

I recently purchased this fireside because I had bought another fireside from another company thinking it would be similar in smell. We'll this is not even close. I was very disappointed in this what ever smell it is. Maybe a mix between burning rubber and smoldering wood. It stinks. I will go back to my other fireside. I will continue to purchase from candle science, just not this scent anymore.

Love it!

Fireside has quickly become a base staple in my Autumn/ Winter soy candles-- I love the woodsy-smokey scent it adds.


I did not like the scent of this at all. It smelled like burnt things mixed with rubber tires. The smell in my house as I tried to make candles with it made me sick to my stomach. Nice thought, but hated it! ICK

Seems kinda weak...

Used at 6% in 4627. Very little hot throw. I like the scent - may have to try up to 12%.

Pretty good

This scent does smell like a fireplace, which is nice. However, it is very strong on its own.. I would definitely recommend blending with something else.

This definitely smells like a fire place. It performs well in GB 464.


Can anyone suggest a scent that can be mixed with this. I haven't made it yet, but at first whiff (and I know I can't base purely from that), I do not like it and was hoping I can modify it somehow. Thanks!

The Best Fire Scent

I love this scent. I have been trying to find a scent like this for SO long. It smells like the Pendleton 'wood smoke' and the Diptyque 'feu de bois'. I mix it with a little patchouli and balsam in 464 wax and add black liquid dye. It's great. Big hit with both men and women looking for a woodsy smokey scent.

not great

This scent is ok. Its very unique and people either love it or hate it. Not entirely what I was expecting.

Hoping For A Bit More

I was hoping for more of a outdoor bonfire fragrance with the Fireside but feel like it's a bit subtle and doesn't quite meet my expectations.


This scent was very true to name and performed well in my parasoy wax, however, it is not a Bath & Body Works dupe like I was hoping. This version is MUCH more smoky and has a weird borderline burnt plastic-y smell. I think Candle Science should continue experimenting with this one, as I'm not sure who would want their house to smell like this scent.


I mean, it smells like smoke. Very accurate. Smoke. Light it in your house and watch people come running, "Wheres the fire??? WHeRE iS It??.?.?" But if that's what you're looking for, you got it. I dunno what youre into man. More power to you.


This fireside is so smooth... Sometimes the smell of fire or camp fire oils can take your breath away but the base of this blend I love... I have bought many fireside BBW candles before and this would be my favourite version as its not identical... It's not as strong as I would have liked though so It doesn't have the strongest hot through and that's why I have given it 4 stars but the cold through everyone loves.....

Whats not to love!

Let it cure for a few days and its kicking!

it's okay....

I would like to give this a 5 star rating, but unfortunately it is a little weak. Birch tar is similar to this scent. It would be great if CS could craft a Mahogany or Silver Birch scent.

It's ok

I was happy with this fragrance at first, but after we lit it, it didn't throw. I even left the room for a bit, hoping to walk into a bonfire esque room, and smelt nothing. We have it on our end table in the living room, and I catch whiffs of it occasionally, but that's about it.


Captures the scent perfectly!Thank you I know this will be a best seller this season!

Different but really nice if you're looking for a scent that smells like a camp fire. Spot on I would say.


love this scent! has a good cold and hot throw. will be ordering more!